Shoveler – 1949

Spatula clypeata

Not very numerous winter visitor, chiefly on the coast and to Skokholm and Skomer.  Regular visitor to Orielton (over one hundred there 30 Jan 1939). A few pairs breed, eg three or four three-quarters grown young shot Dowrog, 1904, nest and eggs found Angle 8 June 1931 (Bertram Lloyd), adults seen in June at St Davids 1929, and Angle 1930.

R.M.Lockley, G.C.S.Ingram, H.M.Salmon, 1949, The Birds of Pembrokeshire, The West Wales Field Society

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